Overalls. Love them or hate them, they are making a comeback and I’m personally a huge fan. I vividly remember the Winnie The Pooh dungarees (a British-coined term) I lived in as a young tot and I say with total honesty that if someone recreated them for me I would rock that look like it was 1998. This is certainly a more “grown up” (whatever that means) manifestation, and I tried to keep it fresh and unique by pairing them with a polka dot button down that I adore from UNIQLO. I’ve noticed a lot of people have been pairing overalls with stripes, so if that is more your speed it’s also pretty easy to pull off. There is also the option of no shirt, which I have seen trending, but personally I think that’s a dangerously precarious option. Wikipedia (one of my favorite go-to sources) makes reference to “Shortalls” and “Skirtalls.” I’ve never heard an article of clothing referred to by those terms in my life, but it’s a pretty swell way of being more specific for other overall options. So what say you about the repeat trend- yea or nay?
When I put this outfit together, I had zero intentions of writing a post about it. My goal was to go to Georgetown, pick up some new foundation and lipstick and perhaps peruse some of my favorite stores (shoutout Kate Spade, Tory Burch, Barneys New York, Madewell) for birthday present options, surely to be a purse or watch. Sidenote- my birthday is next week and I am pretty stoked. I love birthdays, and I am going home to Florida for a week to spend time with my friends and parents, go to the beach, hit up my favorite coffee shop (shoutout Karma Cream– seriously if you’re ever in Gainesville, FL go there!) and watch the Gators have a hopefully-improved season opening game of football.
Moving on- Brett and I decided to go on an adventure to our favorite spot in DC, a hidden little place right near Georgetown to relax in nature and read books (we are cool, no shame in my nerd game). As evidenced by literally every photo, I also enjoyed a half-priced Iced Blackberry Mojito Tea Lemonade from Starbucks. Until the end of this very-nearly-ending summer you can get your own half priced beverage too, post 2 pm. Whilst on this adventure, I found lots of fun places to take photos, and the above are some fun ones.
This weekend I had the opportunity to attend my first event as a new member of the Junior League of Washington. They told us the attire was to be “summer casual” and I always stick with the thought process that it is better to be a bit over-dressed than to walk in and feel like an idiot because you are visibly too casual (unless that is your MO, then go ahead and rock that). So this is the look I came up with, and it fit in quite smashingly.
I recently visited Delaware, Wilmington to be specific, with some of my friends from college. (Go Gators!) This was our first trip here, and we decided to visit Wilmington’s beautiful historical estate, Winterthur. Winterthur was formerly owned by the Duponts, and is now a museum for all to enjoy. If you are a DC resident like me then Dupont will ring a bell for you (yes, they are one and the same). Their DC namesake is one of the city’s prettiest neighborhoods, and it has a really great nightlife scene.
Their Delaware legacy is a much more natural, slow-paced type of lovely. Rolling hills, an “enchanted forest” and tons and tons of antiques and history to tickle anyone’s fancy. However, one of the greatest things they have to offer right now- the Costumes of Downton Abbey exhibit, running through January 4, 2015. If you love this show as much as I do, then these photos will be a real treat and you should check it out yourself. Shown below are some of the amazing costumes worn on the show by various cast members. You may recognize the backdrop to the first photo from the opening credits to the show.
The photos above show the Harem pant outfit worn by Lady Sybil, which was by far my favorite outfit in the collection and from the show in its entirety. Read the description above to learn about the tricky issues they encountered while constructing the costume.
Hello all, I sincerely apologize for the delay in posts! As I let everyone know on my Instagram- SK_OnTheRun, I have spent the last few months prepping for and taking the LSAT (It went well!). I was also preparing for trial at work and that wicked combination did not allow for copious amounts of free time to gather quality photos or conduct any sort of historical research. So, I decided to take a break and return whenever I had the opportunity to actually devote the time and energy into Life On The Run that I wanted to dedicate for top notch posts.
While on my brief sabbatical, I did manage to compile a small amount of neat information to share with all of you so look forward to a very fun post on the Downton Abbey costume exhibit coming soon in addition to the ever-enjoyable general outfit posts to come as well. Thank you again for bearing with me and I look forward to sharing and interacting with all of you again!
PS- This photo was taken in a really neat area on the way to Chinatown in DC. The pavilion has a constantly shifting electronic mural with really neat colors and pixellations, so that is how this image came about.
| Shoes– http://www.articleand.com/dolce-vita-nanette.html | Top– TJ Maxx | Bag– http://www.toryburch.com/thea-triple-zip-compartment-satchel/22149655.html?start=15&cgid=handbags-thea-collection&dwvar_22149655_color=001 (Similar) | Necklace– Francescas | Skirt– Nordstrom Rack |
You may know this about me if you have followed along with my blog, Instagram or Twitter very much (Check it out, SK_Ontherun), I have a slight obsession with cinnamon iced coffee. Be it Dunkin, Starbucks or Caribou, that’s my jam. Here are two fun facts about getting more reasonably priced beverages. I used to only purchase iced cinnamon dolce lattes from Starbucks, until I recently discovered that you can purchase just a plain cinnamon iced coffee and it tastes exactly the same for literally half the price (I’m not sure why I didn’t realize you could get cinnamon dolce syrup in an iced coffee?) So if you love it as much as I, it’s a great money saving go-to. Also, if you love chai tea lattes, (this only works with hot) you can order a misto with a chai tea bag in it, also half the price. I’ll leave you with these glorious tips.
| Skirt– Ann Taylor | Top– Anthropologie | Bag– Tory Burch | Necklace– Vintage | Shoes– Julianne Hough | Beverage– Cinnamon Iced Coffee |
Now that the weather is so nice, I’m making an effort to spend every moment outside. Spending time near the Capitol was a great way to do that, and in between lots of LSAT studying we managed to take photos in some really beautiful locations!
Top-Nordstrom Rack | Shorts-Thrifted | Necklaces -Swarovski (heart) Tiffany & Co. (Green circle) | Shoes– Platos | Belt– Francesca’s Collection | Bracelet– Thrifted, Century 21 | Bag– Madewell